Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rejuvenation Eastward De-Railed?

And Rail goes West

Christchurch Transport plan... Where is the "Joined Up" thinking?
Where is the rail report informing these decisions... I seem to recall we paid a couple of million dollars for it?

Rejuvenation Eastward De-Railed? 

Where is the multi-modal climate changing "narrow" dual carriageway express transit orbiting between hubs building our rating base. 

Are we OK with our rates subsidising $100,000 to every house in the suburban green fields (there is an irony) with horizontal infrastructure (pipes)  and amenity (parks), and pretending developers haven't had a play in that unsustainable solution? And all while pretending this is all about fostering investment on the inside of the Four Avenues. 

The arteries of the City define where it can grow and where it will die. No arteries to the Heart and it will die too. 

This is the time to be defining the smarter, quieter, healthier steel wheel network.  Internalise the benefits. Roll it out ourselves. Hub to Hub at 500 meters of climate changing social infrastructure laid - Overnight. Every Night. 

[Note too: It takes Two Months to just repair 500M of road.... ] 

When coupled with promotion of routes where significant volumes of car traffic can be attracted, commercial schemes become practical. Here the operating surplus can be used to fund part or even all of the capital investment. This would be a win-win situation, where public authorities can benefit from having new light rail schemes in their areas, without the cost or trouble of having to promote them. TRAM Power Ltd. is working with a number of local authorities which are interested in having privately promoted and funded light rail or tramway schemes.

Blair Anderson, CHCH EAST
(House of Representatives social ecology candidate advocating Just Another Mild Green Initiative )

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